Friday, 16 September 2016

Review: Lured In by Laura Drewry

The O’Donnell brothers continue to cast their lines and find love at the Buoys—their magnificent Pacific Northwest fishing haven—in this alluring romance from the bestselling author of Off the Hook.

Seasick. That’s how Jessie Todd feels when her best friend and boss, Finn O’Donnell, tells her that the Buoys will be featured on a popular fishing program—which just so happens to be hosted by a guy she used to date. She’s still friendly with her ex, but her new feelings for Finn are making things . . . complicated. His life is out on the sea, and though Jessie works at the resort, her paralyzing phobia of water keeps her on land, where she’s safe. To take a shot with Finn, she’ll need to face her fears—and her innermost desires—head-on.

Finn has been nursing a crush on Jess for a long time, so when she suddenly asks for swimming lessons, he dives right in. Holding her shaking hand as she steps into the ocean makes his heart swell—despite the sinking feeling that she’s just doing it to impress that smarmy TV host. Finn doesn’t trust anyone with his bruised and battered heart, but he’ll be forced to lay it all on the line to keep Jess from being the one that got away.

Kindle Edition
Expected publication: September 27th 2016 by Loveswept 
Series: Fishing For Trouble #2
Genre: Contemporary Romance

Kristine's Thoughts:

** I received an advanced readers copy from Loveswept via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank You!**

Lured In is the second book in the Fishing For Trouble series but it can be read as a stand alone. However, this is a really great series so I would recommend reading Off the Hook first so that you get to know the entire family. The first book was about Liam O'Donnell and this one was about Finn and Jessie.

When I looked back at my thoughts on the first book I mentioned how I really wanted an instalment about Jessie and I got my wish. As I always say when I talk about Laura Drewry, she writes amazing characters that I tend to adore and that I feel like I know. Jessie was a favourite of mine in the first book and even more so in this one when it was all about her and Finn. Although she was haunted by a traumatic past, she was a spunky, no nonsense, hardworking, call it like she saw it type of girl. In other words, a girl after my own heart. I adored her relationship with Finn as friends and later their romantic relationship. It was super cute to read. The only thing I can say about Finn is that he could pilot my boat any day! He was definitely book boyfriend material.

The setting to this book was nothing less than spectacular. The family run rustic fishing haven on the Pacific Northwest stole my heart. I could see it clearly and I wanted to be there. Of course, I read this book while curled up in a lounge chair overlooking the water at my summer home. It was a wonderful backdrop to a really great contemporary romance. I could smell the salty air, feel the coziness of the lodge and taste the food and beer. I wanted to be one of the guests that flew in to spend time at The Buoys with Jessie, Kate and all three of the O'Donnell brothers.

This series seems to keep getting better. I can't wait to see what comes next and to spend some more time with one of my favourite book series families. The Buoys and the O'Donnell family have wormed their way into my heart and I think that is where they intend to stay! Loved every minute of it!

About the Author
USA Today bestselling author LAURA DREWRY started out writing poetry – unbelievably bad poetry which hopefully will never again see the light of day. With that behind her, she now writes contemporary and historical romance novels with characters who aren’t perfect, who aren’t always nice, and who tend to be a little (or a lot) on the sarcastic side.

Born and raised in British Columbia, Laura spent eight years in the Canadian north where she learned important things like how to get your bananas from the grocery store to your car without them freezing and turning black in the -40 temperatures. She now lives back home in southwestern BC with her husband, three sons, a turtle, two crazy dogs, a handful of chickens, and about thirty thousand bees. She loves old tattered books, movies, music, the New York Yankees, and cheesecake. Lots of cheesecake.

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  1. This book sounds so good! I haven't read a contemporary romance in a while but Lured In is definitely a book I want to pick up. Great review!

    Zareena @ The Slanted Bookshelf

    1. Thanks! I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.